Archive for June, 2007

Careers on a roll

Careers on a roll

Plenty of Pioneers get their careers under way when they graduate, but none quite like Roslyn Bauer (MS biology ’02) and Deirdre Sage (BA mass communication ’04). And even though a day at the office leaves them bruised and battered, make no mistake, they are on a roll — as […]

Letters

A century later, Red Rocks still rocks

A century later, Red Rocks still rocks

It’s a place where spectators watch shooting stars and rock stars. It’s a tourist attraction, a local favorite and a masterpiece. It was once even listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. And lucky for University of Denver students, it’s a mere 30-minute drive away. Since its […]

On literature lost

On literature lost

When you are 90, you can see your kids go on Social Security. You can watch them enjoy the harvest years if, 50 years earlier, you helped them prepare. After the retirement dinner and presentation of the gold-plated putter, life needs purpose. Service to others, of course, and service to […]

Helen’s heart

Helen’s heart

For Helen Davis (EdD ’61), it all started in the first grade when she made an artist’s palette with her name on it to decorate her desk. It was the beginning of a varied and successful art career. “Art has been my whole life,” Davis says. Her background includes heading […]

Teaching the politics of Islam

Teaching the politics of Islam

When enrollments in University College’s non-credit course Modern Islamic Political Thought started to push the class cap of 30, the college had to up the limit to 35 to accommodate Denverites interested in the philosophical and political underpinnings of this major faith tradition. Taught by Islamic studies Associate Professor Liyakat […]

Archeological finds in Harper Humanities Garden hold clues to past

The Harper Humanities Garden was the site of an archeological dig this spring. Larry Conyers, an associate professor in DU’s Anthropology Department, led students in using ground-penetrating radar (GPR) along with old-fashioned shovels to examine the site. Conyers realized the garden behind the Mary Reed Building held interest 12 years ago when he […]

DU volunteers help the homeless

DU volunteers help the homeless

The University of Denver provided 525 homeless people with resources April 20 as part of Project Homeless Connect, a program that’s been hosted around the country in an effort to end chronic homelessness. DU was the first university to host such a program, according to Philip Mangano, executive director of […]

The Case of the Copper Scroll

The Case of the Copper Scroll

DU’s Alison Schofield is unraveling the mystery surrounding the world’s oldest treasure map.

Maria

Maria

Alumna Maria Guajardo sees a potential success story hidden in every child.

Raising service dogs a labor of love

Raising service dogs a labor of love

The hardest part is saying good-bye. After raising a puppy for 18 months and bringing the animal with her everywhere — from DU classes to grocery store errands — Elizabeth Holman eventually must face the day when she has to give it back. There’s plenty of Kleenex to go around […]

Creature Comfort

Creature Comfort

Sophomore psychology major Dave Bahr, who has been blind since birth, has only had Katie for 8 months, but already, “I would be lost if I didn’t have her.” He says the guide dog “knows she has a purpose,” but that doesn’t mean the pair doesn’t make time to play. Their favorite activity: playing tug-of-war to ’80s heavy metal music.

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note